Do you know the skateboarding documentation “Freedom Of Space”? I read about it some days ago and thought, it’s a bit dated, but who cares?!
When most people think of the word environment, say think of rivers, mountains and lakes – the natural environment. But for most of us, our environment is quite different. (The introduction)
Freedom Of Space is a very interesting film, by Steve Olpin and Tim Irvin, about skateboard culture in public space. It has a look at the street skaters and their social and political conflict with the urban environment and publicity.
The film comments on the modern functionality of urban landscape/ public space and tries to get to the bottom of skateboarding as critical redetermination of our habitat. Well worth seeing!